Day One.: Arrival in the Land of Last Shangri-la ,Bhutan
During this season when you fly into the Bhutan Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan’s national carrier, from the titanic plains of India you will have the spectacular view of the green wall of hills known as duars, or gateways that provide channeled air route into Bhutan. And in this particular season these monumental hills would have their apexes capped with snow bestowing the most golden- rare scene of the kingdom as you would be flying right over the touchline of these apexes. Your flight into Bhutan would be nothing short of adventurous and bon voyage trip as the bird eye view of the deep green valley’s with bountiful youthful streams shaping into different forms of river meandering and waterfalls as they rush down the valley, and ever rising Himalayan mountains that seem to intercept the air route would give you the most breath taking and heart beating moment yet so glamorous and harmonious. You’ll sense and feel the warmth of Mother Nature through various geological, geographical and environmental scenes. You would also take the pride of viewing the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and famous Mount Kanchenjunga, highest virgin peak Mount Chomolhari and other sacred peak like Jichu Drake. You will then be totally de-linked from the stressful sights and sounds of metropolitan life while reaching to Paro.
After reaching Paro from Bangkok. We will have lunch in the hotel and after that visit national museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Evening at leisure, overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Two: Paro Hotel to Tiger nest/Takshang
We will have small hike to tiger nest, round walk take 4 hours, to visit Guru Rinpoche meditation place where he subdued local demon tiger during eight century and now it stands one of the best tourist spot in Bhutan, as well Asia. Further, the guide will explain you about the history. Lunch hot pack lunch.
Afternoon drive to Thimphu, 2 hours journey, directly visit Memorable chorten located in the hub of city and World largest Buddha statue overlooking Thimphu town.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Three: Thimphu- Trongsa
Morning drive to Trongsa, 6hours drive. En route pass Dochula(3150m) visit 108 Druk Wangyel Chhorten, here you may expect relatively snow fall , Wangdue Dzong and lunch at Wangdue, Chendebji Chhorten. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Trongsa.
Day Four: Trongsa to Riotala/Nimshong
The day starts with visiting the Tag Dzong where museum is kept and then visit to Trongsa Dzong which is located above Mangdi River. Later we will drive towards Zhemgang to start at beginning point Riotala( 1060m). En route we can see deers, macaques, Mangde valley and river, chorten and village. Overnight camp at Nimshong village.
Altitude: 1319m, Distance 7km; Time: 3-4 hours
Day Five: Nimshong campsite(1319m) to Nabji campsite(1300m)
Morning we will visit local temple lead by our village guide and we will ascend our journey through broad-leaved forest animate of abundant bird, with sightseeing of Gloden Langur and birds of Rufous-necked Hornbill. The trail sometime experience ascends and descends dense forest and reach to beautiful terrace field of Nabji village which consist of 56 households and an estimated population of 450 people.
We will see temple of Nabji, which means ‘promising’or oath’-harbours the stone pillar to mark the tranquility between the two Kings Bumthang and Assam kings. You can also see find rock remains of Blacksmith( one of the reincarnation of Pema Lingpa) in the village. Our camp will be in the hub of rice field of Nabji. Altitude: 1300m, Distance:13km,5-6 hours.
Day Six: Halt at Nabji.
Today, from our base camp in Nabji, we will have small day hike breathtaking to Korphu village (1636m) located on a hill, consisting of 76 households and an estimated population of 600 people. We will day hike to Korphu (1636m). We will visit Korphu temple, which houses the sacred relics of Pema Lingpa and local lunch will be provided in the village. Afternoon we walk back to Nabji for night halt.
Day Se7en: Nabji – Kubdra
The day starts on a trail to Kubdra village across the beauty dense forest, big trees with clippers,orchid and small bamboos. After 4-6 hour walk you can rest in Zhelyung village (1565m) on the bench provided by them and we can have lunch with pleasant view of waterfall on the site. After few hours walk from Zhelyung we will reach at village called Kubdra which is ethnic group of Monpas consist of only three households and an estimated population of 25 people and we may expect cultural dance from this people. Along the trail we will see traces of Guru Rinpoche. The Kubdra Monpa people are happy to welcome at the campsite. Overnight camp at their village. Altitude: 1636m Distance: 14-15km; Time: 5-6hours.
Day Eight: Kubdra Camp site (1636m) to Jangbi village (1368m)
The hike continues from Kubdra Campsite to Jangbi village. The name Jang means loss of fisher man and bi means religious trail in their local language of monpa and so name Jangbi was derived. We continue along the traces of Guru Rimpoche( foot print, dragger and hat), and we will visit small village of Phrumzur with its temple and good lunch will served here. And hike continues with scene and pristine forest of cane and bamboo along the path. After reaching Jangbi village there will be hospitable tea prepared at the orchid garden. Here we will find Monpas and their Cane and Bamboo Production. Our camp will be set near Jangbi Village with good sight of valley and Mangde River. Total distance: 14-15km, time 5-6 hours.
Day Nine: Jangbi Campsite( 1368m) to Tongtongphe (1061m)/Trongsa
Today we walk down for about 960meters crossing the bridge of Mangdi river and from this point we will have last climb to Tongtongphe. At this point our driver will be waiting for us to take Trongsa and on the way if we have time we can visit Kuenga Rabten palace of Third King. Trongsa night haltin the peaceful hotel.
Jangbi Campsite –Tongtongphe: Total distance 9.5 km, about 3-4 hours.
Day Ten: Trongsa- Thimphu
Morning drive back to Thimphu. Lunch at Wangdue. Overnight stay at Thimphu.